Comedian, writer and banjo player Alice Fraser talks to Daniel Muggleton and Samuel Kettler about being funny around the world. It’s your weekly dose of alternative arts on Eastside 89.7FM – that’s right, comedy’s an art form.

Alice plays a banjo; she calls it a crutch but we're in favour of it.

Alice plays a banjo; she calls it a crutch but we’re in favour of it.

“Everything on the Internet is true.” – Alice Fraser

Alice Fraser has performed in festivals all around Australia, as part of the much-revered Cambridge Footlights and at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. Oh, and she was just nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2013 Sydney Comedy Festival. She’s a great comic and half an hour of picking her brain is something you really should hear.

“I think the wild card can also sometimes be the gender card.” – Alice Fraser

You guessed it: we cover gender in comedy. It’s fairly appropriate given what’s been going on in Australia recently. It’s interesting to hear how she has decided to control the issue in relation to her own career – and how she deals with the inevitable ‘compliment’ that is, “You’re really funny for a girl.”

“I had a niche. Basically, I don’t like competing, I really don’t, because I don’t like losing. So, what I do is create a category that is so small, it only contains me so I always win.” – Alice Fraser

Alice was nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at this year's Sydney Comedy Festival.

Alice was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival.


For all things Alice, including her up-coming gigs, check out her website

Catch her being interesting in 140 characters or less on Twitter @aliterative.

EXLUSIVE INSIDER NEWS: she might just be doing a new show for the 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival, so definitely watch out for that one!

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